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Global Advisory Board

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John So

Hong Kong

John is the Co-Head of BentallGreenOak (BGO) Strategic Capital Partners, a global real estate fund manager, investing in strategic themes across the major gateway markets. Based in Hong Kong with more than 30 years of experience in real estate investing, John is responsible for investments, portfolio construction and strategy globally and sourcing/evaluating fund managers and investment opportunities in Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining BGO Strategic Capital Partners (a.k.a. Metropolitan before BGO’s recent acquisition), John was Director of Grosvenor Asia Pacific and held responsibilities including Managing Director of Investments, Head of China, Head of Fund Management Asia (serving on the Global Fund Management Board), and CEO of the Grosvenor Land Property Fund (a joint venture with Hongkong Land). He was also previously a Director of Jardine Fleming Securities, where he headed the Regional Real Estate Research team and was a top-ranked equities analyst.

John received his B.A. in Urban Studies from Brown University, his Masters in Urban Design (with Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is also a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Co-Chair of the UrbanPlan Program in Asia Pacific and a Founding Committee Member of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

“We believe in the power of listening and strive to understand investors' objectives and processes in order to be additive to their efforts and judicious with their time."

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